Monday, December 26, 2011
Through My Kitchen Window
I write passionately about Nigeria – the country of my birth. I write to memorialize a world of tropical bliss, filled with friends, family, adventure, and God’s presence. But like so many or our childhoods, the world I knew is gone.
For Nigeria, many things contributed to the nation it has become today. The discovery of oil in the Niger delta is one contributor. The current world strife between the Moslems and Christians is another. This clash is especially pronounced in northern Nigeria, a predominately Moslem area with some Christian enclaves within its borders. One of those enclaves is the city of Jos. This city was established by Christians and in fact the name, Jos is an acronym for the words “Jesus Our Savior”.
Today – one day after Christmas. While many of us are enjoying a relaxing post-Christmas time with our tummies full and our hearts warmed, northern Nigerian Christians are reeling from Christmas Day attacks. A story about these cruel attacks can be found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/25/nigerian-church-bombed-christmas-prayers
Please pray for our Nigerian brothers and sisters in Christ as they struggle to remain faithful even while under persecution!
“Lord, there is no one besides Thee to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us O Lord, for we trust in Thee.” 2 Chronicles 14:11